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Bitwise CEO Predicts $11B Drop In Bitcoin Supply Post Halving


Over the last week, Bitcoin (BTC)  investors enjoyed much profit as the crypto asset gained 9.34% to trade above $71,000 based on data from CoinMarketCap. Currently, most of the BTC market is highly expectant of the potential large price gains that the current bull cycle could present. 

However, commenting on the immediate future, Bitwise CEO Hunter Horsley has stated that the upcoming halving event – a key part of the bull cycle – could be the most significant in Bitcoin’s trading history as a result of an impending massive decline in the token’s supply.

Bitcoin Price To Impact Supply Reduction And Token Demand – Bitwise CEO

In a post on X on March 29, Hunter Horsley shared that the Bitcoin Halving event slated for April 2024 could have the most profound supply and demand effects recorded ever in the asset’s history. For context, Bitcoin halving is a phenomenon that occurs every four years in which the block reward for BTC miners is reduced by half.

Horsley began his prediction by referencing the last Halving in 2020, during which BTC’s price was ~$9,000. The Bitwise CEO stated that Bitcoin experienced a significant decline in token supply following the Halving effect, to the tune of ~$9 million per day and ~ $3 billion per year.

Considering that Bitcoin’s price currently hovers around $70,000, Horsley believes that the expected supply reduction will likely be at least three times larger in dollars and is estimated to be $32 million per day and $11 billion. 

With a higher Bitcoin price, Horsley predicts that the expected massive decline in Bitcoin’s supply will be accompanied by a greater decrease in natural selling pressure by miners. In addition, the Bitwise CEO notes this development will concise with the current rise in institutional demand.

Generally, all factors highlighted by Hunter Horsley indicate that Bitcoin will likely experience a magnanimous price surge following the Halving event. Earlier in February, the Bitwise boss predicted BTC could attain $250,000 sooner as a result of investor demand driven by the introduction of the Bitcoin spot ETF.

BTC Price Overview

At the time of writing, BTC is exchanging hands at $70,000 with a 0.65% loss on the last day. The widely acclaimed “digital gold” is up now by 10.45% on its monthly chart  following the price correction in February,

Meanwhile, the BTC’s trading volume has declined by 23.16% and is valued at $24.67 billion. With a market of $1.1 trillion, Bitcoin ranks as the largest cryptocurrency in the world.

BTC trading at $69960 on the hourly chart | Source: BTCUSDT chart on Tradingview.com

Featured image from Forbes, chart from Tradingview

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